The Town Clerk's Office is open 8:30-4:00 on regular business days for recording, searching, and purchasing copies.
$53.00 for the first page ($50.00 for the first page plus a $3.00 historic document preservation fee), plus $5.00 for each subsequent page or portion of a page of the same document.
Documents for recording must have an original signature.
If the document has MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.) as a Nominee, the fees are as follows: $159.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page. If the MERS document is a Release or Assignment with MERS as the Grantor, the fee is a flat $159.00 (even if it is a multiple page document).
$2.00 for each transfer of $2,000 or more reportable to the State.
$5.00 if the current mailing address of grantee is not given.
$1.00 if the names of those executing, witnessing and acknowledging are not typed or printed under their signatures.
A Conveyance Tax is due to both the State of Connecticut and the Town of Cheshire on all property transactions:
Residential Property & Unimproved Land: .5% of transaction price
Residential Dwelling over $800,000: .5% of $800,000 plus 1% of additional amount of transaction price
Non-Residential except Unimproved Land: 1% of transaction price
All Categories: .25% of transaction price
MAP FILING: $10.00 each
MAPS OF SUBDIVISIONS OF 3 OR MORE PARCELS: $20.00 each
COPIES OF LAND RECORDS: $1.00 per page, plus $2.00 fee for certification
COPIES OF LAND RECORD MAPS: small $5.00, large $7.50, section $1.00
USE OF BATTERY-POWERED SCANNER: $20.00 per occasion
(Fees for land records, conveyance tax and copies are established by the Connecticut General Statutes)
For more information, contact the Town Clerk's Office:
phone: 203 271-6601
email: Town Clerk Laura Brennan
address: 84 South Main St.
Cheshire, CT 06410